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Introducing Willie Manson

2:00 PM.The opening day of the Battle of the Somme offensive, 1 July 1916, was the worst day in British military history: 20,000 men were killed and another 40,000 wounded. One of those was a talented young New Zealand-born composer, a prize-winning student at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

David Briggs

2:00 PM.During his most recent tour in New Zealand international organist David Briggs talked with Indra Hughes about smells and sounds and jaw-dropping experiences. (RNZ)

History through the Violin - Paganini

9:00 PM.As we listen to pieces of violin music, composed between the early 1700s and the early 1900s, we recognize changing forms and styles. But we seldom relate these changes to the wider changes happening in European culture. In this series John Drummond treats pieces of violin music as windows into the time of their composition, relating them to contemporary values, ideas and tastes

Christchurch Harmonic Society 1965 Tour

2:00 PM.Fifty years ago, 150 members of the Christchurch Harmonic Society Choir and Chorale travelled to England to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Arts Festival. Clarissa Dunn talks to the Music Director William Hawkey and some of the choir members about this highlight of their musical lives (RNZ)

History through the Violin - Mozart

9:00 PM.As we listen to pieces of violin music, composed between the early 1700s and the early 1900s, we recognize changing forms and styles. But we seldom relate these changes to the wider changes happening in European culture. In this series John Drummond treats pieces of violin music as windows into the time of their composition, relating them to contemporary values, ideas and tastes

History through the Violin - JS Bach

9:00 PM.As we listen to pieces of violin music, composed between the early 1700s and the early 1900s, we recognize changing forms and styles. But we seldom relate these changes to the wider changes happening in European culture. In this series John Drummond treats pieces of violin music as windows into the time of their composition, relating them to contemporary values, ideas and tastes

Satie Says, Part 1 - Aubade & D'Holothurie

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 2 - Sonatine Bureaucratique

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 3 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 1-5

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 4 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 6-9

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 5 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 10-15

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 6 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 16-21

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Verdi & Shakespeare: From Tragedy to Comedy

2:00 PM. Elizabeth Hudson examines the inspiration that the English playwright was for the Italian composer.

Verdi & Shakespeare: Early Encounters

2:00 PM.Elizabeth Hudson examines the inspiration that the English playwright was for the Italian composer.

Michael Haas

7:00 PM.Michael Haas, music producer, author and curator talks about his research into music forbidden under the Nazis.

Raymond Boyce

2:00 PM.Designer Raymond Boyce has made a huge contribution to ballet, opera, puppetry and straight drama since he first came to New Zealand in 1953. Peter Mechen talks to Raymond and others who've worked with him over six decades in the theatre.

Interrupted Cadences - Britten

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Crossing the Atlantic in 1942 meant dodging U-boats. Benjamin Britten was lucky to make it - but what if he hadn't? (RNZ)

Rick Erickson, Cantor

2:00 PM.In the tradition of Bach himself, Rick Erickson is the Cantor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City.

Interrupted Cadences - Schoenberg

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. In 1915 Schoenberg's regiment suffered enormous losses on the Eastern Front. What if Schoenberg had been one of those casualties? (RNZ)

Four Last Songs

7:00 PM.Peter Shaw looks at Richard Strauss's final years and in particular his Four Last Songs, today one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire. He surveys some of the many recordings

Interrupted Cadences - Wagner

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Wagner only just escaped being arrested for treason in 1849. What would the world have been like without Tristan, Die Meistersinger, and the Ring Cycle? (RNZ)

Beethoven's Piano Concertos

4:00 PM.Indra Hughes presents an overview of Beethoven's five Piano Concertos.

Interrupted Cadences - Schumann

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck became engaged in 1837. What if she had turned him down and pursued a professional career as a pianist? (RNZ)

Karlo Margetic

7:00 PM.The Wellington-based musician talks with Kenneth Young about his compositional processes and recent works including Lightbox and Melting Furniture (RNZ).

Interrupted Cadences - Berlioz

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. What if Berlioz had never seen Harriet Smithson play Ophelia? No Symphonie Fantastique, no programme music … (RNZ)

The Circumstances of Beethoven's Symphonies

7:00 PM.Some believe that they were conceived as a set with an overarching grand schema, but Thomas Goss points out the often more expedient external factors that influenced Beethoven in composing his nine symphonies (RNZ).

Interrupted Cadences - Beethoven's last summer

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently Beethoven's last summer. What if he had indeed taken his life at the age of 31? Only two symphonies, no middle period, no late quartets … (RNZ)

Elric Hooper

5:00 PM.Theatre director and broadcaster Elric Hooper talks with Des Wilson about his life and his career in the performing arts

Beethoven ReCYCLE (Part 2)

7:00 PM.Michael Houstoun and Tim Dodd continue their conversation about the Beethoven piano sonatas and Houstoun's approach to performing them. They talk in detail about the sonatas in his fourth concert of the cycle including the Appassionata.

Interrupted Cadences - Mozart

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. The young Mozart had two lucky escapes. What if he'd succumbed to smallpox in 1767 or died in the coach accident in 1770? And what if he'd lived beyond 1791? (RNZ)

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